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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Brian West

Brian West holds a PGD in Social Development and Health from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He also holds a BSc in Social Sciences from Edinburgh University. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has been involved in HIV activism since 1986. He is a gay man who has been living with HIV since 1983 - that is nearly 36 years now.

He has been a member of the European AIDS Treatment Group since 2008, with a strong commitment to and involvement with ECAB – the scientific arm of the EATG. He served 6 years on the EATG Board of Directors. He is the lead project worker for the EATG on EmERGE, a European Commission funded Mhealth project. Also he served on the Board of the European Patients' Forum, as well as AIDS Action Europe.

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How to ensure digital health brings real-life benefits for patients?


Learn more about Thomas Allvin

Thomas Allvin

Executive Director for Strategy and Healthcare Systems at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

Thomas Allvin
Learn more about Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson

Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Mark Pearson
Learn more about Carina Pittens

Carina Pittens

Assistant Professor of Patient involvement in health research, policy-making and care practice at the Athena Institute of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Carina Pittens

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Learn more about Miklós Szócska

Miklós Szócska

Former Secretary of State for Health in Hungary, Director of the Health Services Management Training Centre of the Semmelweis University

Miklós Szócska

Master of Ceremonies

Patients included

We are proud to announce that EPF Congress 2019 is Patients Included™. This means that EPF is committed to incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living with their condition while ensuring they were neither excluded nor exploited.

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